Creating Optimism

“If you want happiness for an hour — take a nap.’
If you want happiness for a day — go fishing.
If you want happiness for a year — inherit a fortune.
If you want happiness for a lifetime — help someone else.”
Chinese Proverb

What is optimism?

Actually that does not matter. Optimism is less about positive thinking and much more about positive action. From finding reasons to be grateful to getting outside for a walk there are a hundred tiny ways to build your happiness levels every day. Research shows too that optimism has a strong connection with being proactive and being resilient. Focus on just one of these three will lead to strength in the others.

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Optimism helps you…

Adopt the right attitude

One facet of optimism is practising gratitude consistently to help you gain perspective.

Bounce back faster

Optimists know how to respond to disappointment with action. They’re proactive.

Live longer

Numerous studies link optimism with longevity and good health.

Be more resilient

Optimism is strongly linked with resilience and can be learned and strengthened.

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